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Title: <i style="">In vitro</i> antibacterial activity of <i style="">Takrarishta</i> – An <i style="">Ayurvedic</i> formulation
Authors: Bhardwaj, Sandeep
Achliya, Girish S
Meghre, Vijaya S
Wadodkar, Sudhir G
Dorle, Avinash K
Keywords: <i style="">Takrarishta</i>
<i style=""> Ayurvedic</i> Formulation
Food Poisoning
Antibacterial Activity
Anthelmintic Activity
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl.<sup>7</sup>:</b> A61K35/78, A61P1/04, A61P1/06, A61P1/08, A61P1/12, A61P1/14, A61P9/14, A61P27/02, A61P27/14, A61P29/00, A61P29/02, A61P31/00, A61P31/04, A61P33/06, A61P33/08, A61P35/00, A61P37/08, A61P39/02, A61P39/04
Abstract: <i style="">Takrarishta</i> is an Ayurvedic formulation which contains <i style="">Go-Takra</i> (buttermilk prepared from curd of cow’s milk), <i style="">Amla, Harda, Marich, Ajowan, Saindhava namak, Sauvarcala namak, Bida namak, Audbhida namak</i> and <i style="">Samudra </i>namak and is indicated against haemorrhoids, worm infestation, loss of appetite, irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhoea. In present investigation, <i style="">Takrarishta</i> formulation has been screened for antibacterial activity against<u> </u>ten bacterial species namely <i style="">Staphylococcus aureus</i>, <i style="">Salmonella typhi</i>, <i style="">Bacillus subtilis</i> (MTCC 441), <i style="">Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> (MTCC 424), <i style="">Proteus vulgaris</i> (MTCC 1771), <i style="">Micrococcus luteus</i> (MTCC 1541), <i style="">Bacillus cereus</i> (MTCC 430) <i style="">Escherichia coli</i> (MTCC 739), <i style="">Shigella flexneri</i> (MTCC 1457) and <i style="">Clostridium perfringens</i> (NCIM 2677). The formulation as well as individual component exhibited antibacterial activity against different strains. The formulation has been suggested to be useful in gastrointestinal (GI) infections and in the condition of food poisoning.
Description: 325-328
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.04(3) [July 2005]

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